Edited to Add for those who don't read my sister's blog: My nephew, Daniel, was killed in a bicylce accident on the night of September 3. He was riding near his college in Buchannon, WV and was hit by a drunk driver. You can read more about it here and here.
One of my greatest privileges in life has been being Daniel's Aunt. But Billy and I also had the opportunity to be his Youth Pastors. We have had some great times together as a group: playing, singing, praying, talking, traveling, etc. Daniel was such an inspiration in worship and in life. He lived his life without compromise and pointed others to Christ. As it has been said so many times this past weekend, he loved everyone! He had a ready smile and a song for every occasion. He certainly had a way of livening up the discussions on Thursday nights (our Youth night), whether we were talking Creation, money, destiny, or Billy's fascination with the Book of Romans. When we played games, he played with abandon (remember the chair races?). And worship was sweet with Daniel's tenor voice leading the way. Intercession, on the other hand, got mighty intense as Daniel's "Breaker Anointing" led us all into warfare, specifically for the cause of the unborn.
We will miss our sweet Daniel, but we will never forget his example. He lit a torch in our lives that I pray will never go out.
Here are some pictures from all the fun of Remain Youth (in no particular order)!
Super-K's graduation partyCouch Night
Another wacky scavenger hunt!
Christmas Skit: "COTK Golden Image"
TheCall in Nashville
Getting ready to go to DC
Standing on "The Wall" outside the Supreme Court
outside the Lincoln Memorial
Missions Trip in Nicaragua
Performing for the kids: "Storyteller"
Ski Trip in Ohio
Acquire the Fire in Cleveland
Bowling on Homecoming Night
Car Wash (we have to raise money for all these trips!)
I think this was some sort of dancing game. Maybe.
Nice Hair! :)
Bible Trivia Twister!
Going Away Party for K We never had an official "going away" party for Daniel. I guess it never really sunk in that he was leaving and going to college. But we will certainly miss him.
Until we meet again...